Sarnath is one of the four holy sites of ancient Indian Buddhism in northern India. It was here that Sakyamuni first passed his Dharma. Here, Chris runs a homestay. The small brick house, just behind the big stupa, is hidden…
In the modern world, people often use the phrase “Let’s put down the butcher’s knife and become a Buddha” to persuade wicked people to stop doing evil deeds. For some Buddhists, they use the same phrase to persuade people not…
When the Communist Party took control of China, they tried to purge most of its culture, deeming it “backward” and an “impedimen”’ to social progress. This resulted in the destruction of a 5,000-year old continuous tradition. So people traveling to…
The cult classic 1980’s Japanese television series Monkey, from the classical Chinese book Journey to the West, is being remade in New Zealand as a 10-part series due for release in 2018.
In the main hall of the Lama Temple in Beijing stands a huge, 18-meter tall Maitreya statue. Hand-carved during Qianlong Emperor’s reign of the Qing Dynasty, the statue stands tall and mighty.
When ancient Chinese astronomers examined the cycles of the Sun, Earth, and Moon, they decided that the resulting calendar would feature a cyclical dating method that repeats every 60 years.
Great literary works can evoke a multitude of emotions, yet can also nourish people’s hearts. But how does one create great books or articles? And how does a writer find the inspiration to create them?
Lions are known as the king of the animal kingdom, and are a sign of strength. They are native to Africa and West Asia, and don’t come from China; so when and how were they introduced to China?
In 1995, a six year old Tibetan boy and his family were taken into custody by communist Chinese authorities.
The world’s largest Tibetan Buddhism School is located in the Larong Valley in Garze, which is a Tibetan region in western Sichuan Province, about 400 miles away from Chengdu.